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Varas Ren

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#1778773 Congratulations Zahori Denko - May MOTM!

Posted by Varas Ren on 02 May 2018 - 05:48 AM

Yay! Congratulations!!!

 

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Zahori Denko




#1776787 So Uncivilized | The First Order Dominion of Shasfath and Korbin Hex

Posted by Varas Ren on 28 April 2018 - 08:52 PM

Jungles of Korbin
Allies: Ara Zambrano // KO'ed: Rexus Wenck // Who knows: Alkor Centaris
Objective 3: Extreme War Games // Take Down Colonel Larusse
Post: 10
 
Dusk began to fall in the jungle, yet the moon of Korbin shone full and bright, casting almost a spotlight on rug of leaves beneath her feet. Through telepathic means Sarathiel explained to Varas that she was no longer the target of the Ren Master and that Colonel Larusse was. 
 
The brunette Knight had so many questions. What did the man look like? How old was he? They’d literally been dropped off by a junky transport into the middle of the jungle and she had no idea where to start.
 
Force Sight maybe? Or she could try to track him as a wolf tracks a rabbit, with senses enhanced and heightened by the Force. 
 
She looked around and suddenly Saratheil was gone. “This is a trick, isn’t it?” She snorted and shook her head. “I know what you are trying to do Master, and it won’t work.” But for five minutes, she only listened to the echo of her shouts, the chirping of crickets or other such insects. She supposed either Saratheil had more patience than she did, or else Colonel Larusse really was the target.
 
Crouching down, she put her hand on the ground to try feel the vibrations of anyone around. Varas caught the Force signature of Alkor Centaris, but she knew Larusse would not emit any aura at all. The Knight of Ren concentrated again on the audible sounds of the jungle, reducing her hearing of ambient noises and increasing it to focus on anything large like a human. And there! She felt it.
 
Varas sprinted a quarter of a mile to where thought she’d heard the Colonel, thrashing at vines with her electrostaff to clear her path, until she stopped…
 
She nearly tripped over the dead body of Colonel Larusse. And a shiver went through her spine as she knelt again and pulling off her gloves, felt for a pulse. He was cold and stiff which made her withdraw her hand without even trying to detect a heartbeat.
 
Mission accomplished, she thought, until Varas heard a bone-chilling roar nearby - nothing human and it barely sounded like an animal either. And whatever it was it sounded either angry or hungry.



#1775354 Petty Officer of the 6th Fleet

Posted by Varas Ren on 26 April 2018 - 06:30 AM

This is definitely one of the best factions for fleeting. Welcome to the First Order!

 

Jacocol Easfurn




#1775111 So Uncivilized | The First Order Dominion of Shasfath and Korbin Hex

Posted by Varas Ren on 25 April 2018 - 07:21 PM

Jungles of Korbin
Allies: Ara Zambrano // KO'ed: Rexus Wenck // Who knows: Alkor Centaris
Objective 3: Extreme War Games // Take Down Colonel Larusse
Post: 7
 
Varas heard the rustling of the Trooper nearby but only focused on her electrostaff, and how it wasn’t moving now, the stronger Force user holding it steady in an invisible vice-grip. She grunted as she tried to pry it away, but it was no use. Sarathiel Ren was right. Her strength left something to be desired.
 
But as soon as the man nearby spoke, the Knight focused her concentration on the pair, abandoning the tug of war for her staff. Varas felt momentarily that she would be taken out of the game by the both of them, only picking up the faint signature of the fourth “contestant” in the practice exercise.
 
And then the Trooper collapsed. Varas only laughed when she heard Sarathiel as though the woman’s chuckle gave her permission to let out a giggle which turned into more of a guffaw in light of the obnoxious insinuation he’d vocalized that she and her opponent were caught in some kind of illicit tryst and not fighting.
 
The staff dropped to the ground.
 
Varas was so unused to this type of treatment - a kind of respectful rivalry rather than beating each other senseless. Her father, Kyrel trained her with constant anger and punishment and in a way, she’d lost a little bit of faith that he actually wanted her to succeed. She felt more of a kinship with Sarathiel for a reason she could not explain to herself.
 
“Why did you stop? What happened? Are the games on pause?”
 
She glanced at the trooper hoping he wasn’t actually dead from whatever had pierced his armor and slightly unnerved that the perpetrator could still be out there.



#1772830 So Uncivilized | The First Order Dominion of Shasfath and Korbin Hex

Posted by Varas Ren on 21 April 2018 - 03:58 PM

Jungles of Korbin
Allies: Ara Zambrano
Objective 3: Extreme War Games // Take Down Colonel Larusse // Impress the more experienced Ren
Post: 4
 
Varas welcomed the hot, mosquito-ridden jungle after spending time training on Hoth and battling the Galactic Alliance on Dagobah. She’d wrapped up in armor and cloth like a black taped mummy to ward the bugs away, though her cybernetic hand fared well, a benefit of being ten-percent mechanical she supposed.
 
Some of her colleagues - Ren and FOSB alike - drew the lucky straws to end up at a Kyrf plantation on the other side of the planet. But she rationalized that pretending to be a debutante sipping kyrf was less her style than the hunt that was underway.
 
She’d hastily grabbed an electrostaff and a vibrodagger, but the two-handed weapon felt too heavy. She clumsily gave it a few practice swings, and while other participants in the war games advanced towards each other, Varas scrambled to find a nice hiding place and then planned to stalk her opponents one by one.
 
And then it seemed like the Knight was alone for some time, so much that she crouched at a fresh water spring to drink from her hand like a neanderthal. The hair on her neck prickled as she felt another Force aura nearby, and then heard the sultry voice directly inside her head, but it was too late.
 
With the grace of a vornskr, Ara Zambrano dropped upon Varas, causing her staff to fly out of her hands. Instinctively as the dark brunette hovered over her, she grabbed the vibrodagger at her hip, but instead felt the sinister poke of the fellow Ren’s blade under her ribcage. She inhaled sharply recalling Colonel Larusse’s instructions that the participants could cause bodily harm and that surgeons were standing by in case injuries sustained were too severe to continue.
 
Wearing her own mask, Ara could not see the sneer upon her chapped lips, but she might be able to feel the angry darkside energy pulsing through the girl who’d been easily bested. Of course her encounters with this specific Master of Ren were met with a mixture of anticipation, awe and the deep competitiveness that Sieger Ren demanded of his servants.
 
“...trust your instincts, not your eyes.”
 
A blush crept across her cheeks as she soaked herself momentarily in the failure as though being baptized. “Yes, Master,” she replied giving the more experienced woman the honorific she deserved.
 
Was she allowed to strike back now or would that be playing too dirty? Colonel Larusse said they were allowed to fight in any kind of manner - even hand to hand combat was encouraged. Calling the electrostaff to her hands, she thrust the weapon out, attempting to throw off the superior Ren. While Varas was clearly still on the path to Master and not quite there yet, her father had been punishing in his training and her enhanced Force agility was strong. "My instincts want you off of me... now," she hissed.



#1771124 Planet Protectorate Mandate

Posted by Varas Ren on 18 April 2018 - 06:06 PM

I'm fine if this thread just devolves into gifs of Taylor Swift screaming. I can only imagine the map work...

 

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Jamie Pyne




#1771059 Planet Protectorate Mandate

Posted by Varas Ren on 18 April 2018 - 04:58 PM

Currently loving the Mandate system as we all do. Throwing this new mandate idea into the ring for consideration.
 

Planet Protectorate Mandate
StrengthThis Major Faction may dominion a planet that is not adjacent to their hex.

 

WeaknessThe Major Faction may not dominion or invade any planets adjacent to their protectorate planet's hex and may only hold three protectorates at once. All of those protectorates are subject to invasion and rebellions as normal.
 
The idea could facilitate more launch points for Skirmishes, strategic alliances with certain planets and races for RP opportunities and even for defensive moves.
 
Have at it. Love it? Hate it? All feedback/criticism is welcome.



#1770715 So Uncivilized | The First Order Dominion of Shasfath and Korbin Hex

Posted by Varas Ren on 18 April 2018 - 05:31 AM

Shasfath and Korbin seem nothing more than sleepy little planets nestled in the Inner Rim, but underneath the mundane facade there’s a hotbed of criminal activity buzzing between the space lanes. The First Order has been called in to tame these wild elements and bring proper Imperial civilization back where it belongs - to every planet in the galaxy, one at a time.
 
For a planet with towns named Peace, Joy and Happy, Korbin was anything but carefree, though for those in need of immediate inebriation in the form of the local alcohol named Kyrf, days could be spent in blissful oblivion. Just a stone’s throw away from the completely lawless Pleasant City, expansive plantations growing the kyrf fruit had been taken over by pirates, lead by a spice dealer named Cim Salro. Not too much is known about her, except for the fact that she’s somehow managed to take over almost the entire kyrf trade, one of the most lucrative exports on Korbin.
 
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Image of Pleasant City Spaceport
 
Meanwhile on Shasfath the mysterious reigns supreme. From uninhabited islands to military personnel gone mad, dark secrets linger and it’s the First Order’s remit to uncover the truth of what’s really happening on the ground.
 
Please note this thread is a Roleplay Roulette, and participants have been randomly pre-selected following objectives. Of course, feel free to jump into any of them at any point or BYOO.
 
Objectives:
 
Kyrffin Around
Kyrf is an alcoholic beverage that’s grown on plantations across Korbin, but a pirate gang has commandeered both the trade and the plantations. You will be infiltrating these locations posing as pirates, and your goal is to fit in until the signal is given to attack and seize the plantation.
 
Therefore you will be doing the following in the vineyards - stomping the kyrf fruit, giving kyrf tastings to wealthy patrons, taking guests on keffi rides in the beautiful foothills, trying to capture the pirates. Don’t stray too far. Once the big pirate boss appears it will be go-time!
 
Participants:
 
Survival
On a routine mission, your transport vessel was sabotaged by a member of the Resistance. Your escape pod has landed on an uninhabited island on Shasfath. Nothing electronic will work you find, and you must figure out how to survive and gain rescue from your colleagues. You can play either survivalist or rescuer in this one.
 
 
Extreme War Games
Top brass at the FO Army Headquarters are holding war games on the planet of Korbin. Anyone is welcome to sign up, even FOSB or Ren. You arrive ready to participate only to find a half-mad Colonel Larusse has engineered these war games as a PVP scenario pitting man against woman, alien against beast. You are allowed to pick from an endless cache of weapons, and the goal is to incapacitate your opponent. If you kill your opponent, you will be disqualified. If this type of bizarre game is not your style, feel free to call into Headquarters to stop the insane Colonel before he does more harm to himself or the reputation of the First Order. Once they hear about his antics, they will most likely want him detained or killed.
 
Participants: Ara Zambrano @Varas Kyrel
 
BYOO
Write your own story and bring your own objective



#1770050 Sign up here for "Roleplay Roulette" dominion on Shasfath and Korbin Hex

Posted by Varas Ren on 17 April 2018 - 08:51 AM

Your random assignments have been rolled and here are the results:

 

Ara Zambrano - 3. Extreme War Games
The Major - 1. Kyrffin Around
Kailari Selanno - 1. Kryffin Around
BE-183 1. Kryffin Around
Samka Derith - 2. Survive
Ember Farseer - 2. Survive
Kyrel Ren - 2. Survive
@Varas Kyrel - 3. Extreme War Games
 
The dominion will go up as soon as our current one finishes. Objective one will feature a PC villain named Cim Salro
 
Again,  if none of these interest you as scenarios, you are welcome to join the dominion and bring your own objective (BYOO). Furthermore, you can jump into any of the objectives without the roulette aspect.



#1768768 Give MF a recall grace period when changing FOs

Posted by Varas Ren on 15 April 2018 - 09:16 AM

I do agree and if I were in the FO's position I would feel the same way - at least be given some time to drum up new activity.

 

I suppose any potential abuse of a revolving door of Faction Owners could be dealt with on a case by case basis by staff.

 

EDIT: Just saw Tef's note. In a way it gives the staff more to do (more monitoring) when their jobs are already a complete labor of love.




#1768761 Give MF a recall grace period when changing FOs

Posted by Varas Ren on 15 April 2018 - 09:06 AM

I absolutely agree with this in theory, but there is a hypothetical that would cause this to not work, and if that's when a MF gets a recall notice, they change FOs, nothing changes, they get recalled again and change FOs again. Rinse and repeat.

 

I know it's kind of an outlier, but I can definitely see this is a loophole to keeping an inactive Major Faction with Major status but "holding" onto planets, lore, etc.

 

Again in theory I do think a new Faction Owner should be given a chance to turn an ailing faction around, but I'm not completely sold that the above wouldn't happen.




#1768126 Feel Good Inc.

Posted by Varas Ren on 14 April 2018 - 07:05 AM

Damn, double post




#1768125 Feel Good Inc.

Posted by Varas Ren on 14 April 2018 - 07:05 AM

So often we think about others and forget about our own self-care and how important it is.

 

Take a nice break to de-stress and we will be here when you get back. <3




#1767209 Sign up here for "Roleplay Roulette" dominion on Shasfath and Korbin Hex

Posted by Varas Ren on 12 April 2018 - 08:53 AM

Seeking writers for the dominion of Shasfath and Korbin. This will be organized in Roleplay Roulette format.

 

How this type of roulette works is that you are randomly paired up with writing partners, or a group of partners in order to accomplish the objective. All of this, including the objective is selected at random and by the roll of the dice. This is the only time dice will be used. Once you're writing in the thread you are in control of the story-line.

 
Once signups are complete, I’ll post an update with where everyone is getting assigned. Then the dominion can begin. I will be lightly DMing in case you get stuck on an objective and are unsure to advance it.
 
Please note: if none of these interest you as scenarios, you are welcome to join the dominion and bring your own objective (BYOO). Furthermore, you can jump into any of the objectives without the roulette aspect.
 
But if you do want to participate in the Roulette Game, sign up below and again the objective and partner/s will be chosen at random for you. You can sign up from now until the day of dominion launch (TBD).
 
OBJECTIVES
 
Kyrffin Around
Kyrf is an alcoholic beverage that’s grown on plantations across Korbin, but a pirate gang has commandeered both the trade and the plantations. You will be infiltrating these locations posing as pirates, and your goal is to fit in until the signal is given to attack and seize the plantation.
 
Therefore you will be doing the following in the vineyards:
  • Stomping the kyrf fruit
  • Giving Kyrf tastings to wealthy patrons
  • Take patrons on keffi rides in the beautiful foothills
  • BYOO to interact with the patrons, customers, even pirates

Don’t stray too far. Once the big pirate boss lands it will be go-time!

 
Survival
On a routine mission, your transport vessel was sabotaged by a member of the Resistance. Your escape pod has landed on an uninhabited island on Shasfath. Nothing electronic will work you find, and you must figure out how to survive and gain rescue from your colleagues. You can play either survivalist or rescuer in this one.
 
Extreme War Games
Top brass at the FO Army Headquarters are holding war games on the planet of Kyrf. Anyone is welcome to sign up, even FOSB or Ren. You arrive ready to participate only to find a half-mad Colonel Larusse (think Colonel Kurtz) has engineered these war games as a PVP scenario pitting man against woman, alien against beast. You are allowed to pick from an endless cache of weapons, and the goal is to incapacitate your opponent. If you kill your opponent, you will be disqualified. If this type of bizarre game is not your style, feel free to call into Headquarters to stop the insane Colonel before he does more harm to himself or the reputation of the First Order. Once they hear about his antics, they will most likely want him detained or killed.



#1765059 Galactic Metalheads

Posted by Varas Ren on 08 April 2018 - 02:50 PM

I've still been digging Royal Thunder. I feel like they're kind of underrated - their songs are perfectly constructed.